Special Education and "The Full Inclusion Debacle!" (PART 1)
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#1 Jan 9, 2013
Special Education and "The Full Inclusion Debacle!" (PART 1)
The Southern Poverty Law Center has Public Schools across America spending Billions of USDs and chasing their Tails on this Foolishness. Conducting Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 Type Behavioral Interventions, as well as, formulating Behavior Management Plans and Functional Behavioral Analysis of Students who obviously either don't belong in Full Inclusion Classes or in some rare cases don't even belong on Regular School Campuses. I am specifically talking about Students who constantly disrupt the class, thereby, violating the Civil Rights of other Students. Someone needs to inform the liberal news media, the SPLC, and Reverends Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson that the students who are doing the most languishing in publicly funded school systems throughout America are many of the so-called full inclusion special education students. Far too many of these students have underdeveloped reading and writing skills, many are unable to add, subtract, multiply and/or divide, and others have very serious social, emotional and behavioral disorders, as well as, untreated medical and mental health problems. They are the group of students who have historically been allowed to languish in educational settings in which they do not belong. This is especially true if these students are not receiving the proper educational supports.
There are actually three different types of special education students. I like to call these three groups of special education students the Survivors, the I Need Supporters, the I Need To Be In a Self-Contained Classers," which includes the Thug Lifers, the Crazy Checkers and the "Entitlementers.
However, before we discuss the students who fall into each of these categories, we must first discuss the so-called logical definition of the educational term full inclusion.Full inclusion simply means to teach special education students in regular education settings with, or without, special education accommodations and/or supports when appropriate, realistic and feasible. Notice that I said, we should teach special education students in a regular education setting when appropriate, realistic, and feasible!
The first type of special education students we will discuss are called the Survivors because they are the ones that are able to participate in full inclusion programs with very few, if any special education type supports and/or accommodations. These students are actually able to maintain passing grades in most, if not all, regular education classes. Additionally, these are students who are actually capable of getting a high school diploma. This seems to be especially true on high school campuses in cases where the students have learned how to adjust to and/or deal with their disabling conditions through self-help, family support, counseling, social skills training, drug therapy/ rehabilitation, on-going medical and/or mental health treatment. Interestingly, most of these students are actually embarrassed and humiliated about ever being in special education.
The second type of special education students we will discuss are the so-called, the I Need Supporters. Many of these special education students are able to survive in full inclusion classes and work toward attaining a high school diploma, a certificate of achievement or a certificate of attendance, but only with the proper supports in place. These so-called proper supports may include such things as having a certified special education instructor by their side throughout the entire school day, including during class time, lunch, recess, recreational activities, as well as, before and after school. The I Need Supporters may also require other types of support services such as Social Work, Speech Therapy, Adapted Physical Education, Occupation and Physical Therapy, Family Counseling and various forms of medical and mental health treatments to help facilitate their success.
#2 Jan 9, 2013
Special Education and "The Full Inclusion Debacle!" (PART 2)
The third type of special education students we will discuss are the I Need to Be in a Self-Contained Classers! This is a much smaller group, but they are a very needy bunch, because they require constant attention, supervision, individualized instruction, behavioral modifications and interventions, as well as, just about any type of educational support services known to mankind. Sadly, very few of these students will ever get a high school diploma from a publicly funded school anywhere in the United States of America. Additionally, the chances of these students ever receiving any type of certificate of achievement or certificate of attendance are almost non-existent. Most of the I Need a Self-Contained Classers are non-readers, lack math skills, and some of these students are very seriously emotionally disturbed. Please take note that I did not say severely mentally and/or medically impaired, because most of those students were never placed into fully included regular education classes in the first place and rightfully so.
I am specifically talking about the I Need to Be in a Self-Contained Classers, which is a group of seriously mentally and emotionally challenged students. These are students with stark problems that range from mild to moderate academic and cognitive deficits, as well as, severe social, emotional and behavioral problems. Sadly, most of these students come from extremely dysfunctional homes and they are often neglected. Many of these students suffer from chronic and historically untreated medical and mental health problems.
Lastly, I would like to discuss three other types of I Need to Be in a Self-Contained Classers, they are often referred to by professional educators as the Crazy Checkers or Thug Lifers! Ultra conservative educators prefer to call this group the Entitlementers. But, no matter what you call them, this is a really disturbing group of students. Most of these students are actually capable of getting a high school diploma, attending college, and being successful if life; however, they are the ones who are being paid monthly by the state and federal government through the Social Security Office of Disability Determinations to act retarded, disrupt the class and physically assault just about anyone and/or anything that happens to get into their way.
Obviously, this group is a very intrinsically hedonistic bunch. Sadly, these kids often come from extremely impoverished and dysfunctional families that have historically lived off the federal government through state and federal entitlement programs. These students have the special education rite of passage to do as they please on publicly funded school campuses throughout America. To make matters much worse than they already are,Crazy Checkers,Thug Lifers and Entitlementers have the lily white lying liberal news media, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Reverends Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson to back them up. God forbid that anyone would dare to violate one of these students civil rights.
FACT: If the fatuous1 is lying about any of the afore mentioned STATEMENTS dont you think that someone in the Lily White Lying Liberal Media, the Southern Poverty High-Powered Law Center or one of the Racist Reverends would be willing to take little ole fatuous me on in a Court of Law?
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